[PPV Recap] ‘SuperBrawl’ – Flair vs. Fujinami, Steiners vs. Sting & Lex Luger, Welcome to Oz!

DATE: May 19, 1991
VENUE: Bayfront Arena (St. Petersburg, FL)
COMMENTATORS: Jim Ross & “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes

The first annual SuperBrawl features the end to the controversy as Ric Flair takes on Tatsumi Fujinami to decide who the real World Champion is (even though WCW has already said who it was many times over). Also on the show we get an absolute classic of a tag team match, two regular debuts and one absolutely insane debut, and Bobby Eaton gets his big shot at singles stardom.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • The Young Pistols vs. The Fabulous Freebirds for the vacant WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • Ricky Morton vs. Dan Spivey (*1/2)
  • DEBUT PROMO: Johnny B. Badd & Teddy Long
  • Tommy Rich vs. Nikita Koloff (*3/4)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Terrence Taylor (**1/4)
  • Big Josh vs. Black Bart (*1/2)
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Stan Hansen
  • Oz vs. Tim Parker (SQUASH)
  • TAPED FIST MATCH: Brian Pillman vs. Barry Windham (**3/4)
  • DIAMOND MINE w/ Diamond Dallas Page & The Diamond Studd
  • STRETCHER MATCH: El Gigante vs. Sid Vicious (DUD)
  • THUNDERDOOM CAGE MATCH: Ron Simmons vs. Butch Reed (**3/4)
  • The Steiner Brothers [c] vs. Sting & Lex Luger for the WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (****1/2)
  • Arn Anderson [c] vs. Bobby Eaton for the WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)
  • Ric Flair [c] vs. Tatsumi Fujinami for the WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (***)

Read more[PPV Recap] ‘SuperBrawl’ – Flair vs. Fujinami, Steiners vs. Sting & Lex Luger, Welcome to Oz!

[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 4.28.91 – Sting/Gigante/Pillman vs. Horsemen, JYD vs. OMG

COMMENTATOR: Jim Ross

This week Main Event adds an extra hour to accommodate two featured matches: Junkyard Dog taking on One Man Gang and a six man tag team match pitting Sting, El Gigante, & Brian Pillman against Ric Flair, Barry Windham, & Arn Anderson. Also on the show Dusty Rhodes has a special interview with Flair, we get more footage from Japan Supershow, and Black Bart makes his spectacular return! Okay maybe I hyperbolized the last one.

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CAHMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • Big Josh vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • THE DANGER ZONE w/ Paul E. Dangerously & Brian Pillman
  • The Young Pistols vs. Rip Rogers & Jeff Stone
  • Larry Zbyszko vs. Terry Bronson
  • SUPERBRAWL CONTROL CENTER w/ Gordon Solie
  • Sting, El Gigante, & Brian Pillman vs. Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, & Barry Windham (**1/2)
  • FEUD RECAP: Lex Luger vs. Nikita Koloff
  • HANDICAP MATCH: Nikita Koloff vs. Larry Santo & Rick Stockhauser
  • Tom Zenk vs. Brian Carr
  • The Junkyard Dog vs. The One Man Gang (*)
  • Black Bart vs. Joe Cruz
  • CLIP: Ric Flair vs. Tatsumi Fujinami (Japan Supershow)
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Dusty Rhodes w/ Ric Flair
  • Lex Luger vs. Mike Thor

Read more[TV Rundown] ‘Main Event’ 4.28.91 – Sting/Gigante/Pillman vs. Horsemen, JYD vs. OMG

[TV Review] Pro – 4.13.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

This week on Pro the feud between Bobby Eaton, The Z-Man, & The York Foundation continues, The Royal Family shows up to remind us all they’re still employed, Dustin Rhodes stands up to an amused Stan Hansen, and much more!

CHAMPIONS

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair (?)
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

LINEUP

  • Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor (**)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Hacksaw Higgins
  • The Lightning Express vs. The Royal Family (**)
  • SEGMENT: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Ricky Morton & Owen Hart vs. Greg Sawyer & Joey Maggs
  • SEGMENT: SuperBrawl Control Center w/ Gordon Solie
  • Stan Hansen vs. Larry Santo
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Stan Hansen
  • The Young Pistols vs. Chuck Coats & John Faulkner
  • LARRY Z’S LEGENDS: Larry Zbyszko & Big Josh
  • Sid Vicious vs. Scott Allen

Read more[TV Review] Pro – 4.13.91

[PPV Review] WCW/NJPW Japan Supershow I – Flair/Fujinami, Sting/Muta

Show Date: March 21, 1991
Airdate: April 7, 1991
Venue: Tokyo Dome (Tokyo, Japan)
Commentators: Jim Ross & Tony Schiavone

After weeks of hearing about it in vague terms, now it’s time to see this Japan Supershow for myself. WCW held the event in conjunction with New Japan Pro Wrestling in March, but WCW waited until April to present it to American audiences. Sadly a lot of the matches are clipped and some didn’t even make the PPV. Oh well. Hopefully it’ll still be a fun watch. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a real big show to sink my teeth into, so I’m hungry for it.

NOTE: due to the clipped nature of this event, the ratings presented for most of these matches should be taken with an even bigger grain of salt than usual.

CHAMPION ROLL-CALL

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Tatsumi Fujinami
  • IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Jushin “Thunder” Liger
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki

THE LINEUP

  • Brian Pillman, Tom Zenk, & Tim Horner vs. Takayuki Iizuka, Kuniaki Kobayashi, & Shiro Koshinaka (***)
  • Jushin Liger [c] vs. Akira Nogami for the IWGP JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Masahiro Chono & Masa Saito vs. Arn Anderson & Barry Windham (***1/2)
  • El Gigante vs. The Big Cat (NR)
  • The Steiner Brothers [WCW] vs. Hiroshi Hase & Kensuke Sasaki [IWGP] for the WCW and IWGP TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS (****)
  • Sting vs. The Great Muta (***1/2)
  • Ric Flair [WCW] vs. Tatsumi Fujinami [IWGP] for the NWA AND IWGP HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIPS (***)

Read more[PPV Review] WCW/NJPW Japan Supershow I – Flair/Fujinami, Sting/Muta

[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 4.6.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week on World Championship Wrestling Sting and El Gigante team up to face Arn Anderson & Sid Vicious, The One Man Gang makes an example out of The Junkyard Dog, Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk face Terrance Taylor & Larry Zbyszko and much more!

CHAMPION ROLL-CALL

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

THE LINEUP

  • CLIP: The Luger/Koloff Brawl (WCW – 3.30.91)
  • Ric Flair vs. Joey Maggs
  • INTERVIEW STAGE: Ric Flair
  • Barry Windham vs. Joe Barrett
  • Brian Pillman vs. Mike Thor
  • PROMO: Grizzly Smith discusses the United States Tag Team Title situation
  • The Young Pistols vs. Terry Bronson & Tom Burke
  • The Junkyard Dog vs. Rick Stockhauser
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Dustin Rhodes & Ricky Morton vs. The State Patrol
  • INTERVIEW: Alexandra York & Mr. Hughes
  • Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor & Larry Zbyszko (**1/4)
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Joe Cazana & Mark Kyle
  • HANICAP MATCH: Nikita Koloff vs. Dave Diamond & Jim Boss
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Nikita Koloff
  • One Man Gang vs. Larry Santo
  • THE DANGER ZONE: Ron Simmons
  • Sting & El Gigante vs. Arn Anderson & Sid Vicious (*)

Read more[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 4.6.91

[TV Review] Worldwide – 4.6.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Gordon Solie

The World Heavyweight Champion is in tag team action this week on Worldwide as Ric Flair teams with Barry Windham to take on Ricky Morton Tommy Rich in the featured match. Rick Steiner, The Z-Man, and the goddamn dream team of Sid Vicious & Stan Hansen are also in action.

CHAMPION ROLL-CALL

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

THE LINEUP

  • Sid Vicious & Stan Hansen vs. David Isley & Keith Hart
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Mike Thor
  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff’s post-attack comments (WrestleWar ’91 – 2.24.91)
  • Rick Steiner vs. John Douglas
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: El Gigante
  • Owen Hart vs. Rip Rogers
  • PROMO: Ric Flair & Barry Windham
  • Ricky Morton & Tommy Rich vs. Ric Flair & Barry Windham (**1/2)
  • PROMO: The York Foundation
  • Tom Zenk vs. Hacksaw Higgins

Read more[TV Review] Worldwide – 4.6.91

[TV Review] Power Hour – 4.6.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

April kicks off with a Power Hour chock full of recycled footage from two different episodes of Pro. Gotta love it.

CHAMPION ROLL-CALL

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

THE LINEUP

  • Dan Spivey vs. Larry Santo (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Carl Robertson (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • The Steiner Brothers vs. Brian Carr & Lou Fabiano (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • Ron Simmons vs. Mike Thor (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling News Network w/ Gordon Solie
  • Bobby Eaton & Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor & Buddy Landell (Pro – 3.23.91)
  • The Young Pistols vs. The State Patrol (Pro – 3.16.91)

Read more[TV Review] Power Hour – 4.6.91

[TV Review] Pro – 3.30.91

Commentators: Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko

The Z-Man takes on Terrance Taylor in this week’s featured match on Pro. Owen Hart, Lex Luger, and the team of Sting & El Gigante are also in action.

CHAMPION ROLL-CALL

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: VACANT
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

THE LINEUP

  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff attacks Lex Luger (WrestleWar ’91 – 2.24.91)
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Reno Riggins & Tim Parker
  • CLIP: Nikita Koloff lifts weights
  • Lex Luger vs. Joey Maggs
  • PROMO: Lex Luger
  • Tom Zenk vs. Terrance Taylor (**)
  • SEGMENT: Brickhouse Bonus w/ Jack Brickhouse
  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. Lou Fabiano & Pat Rose
  • SEGMENT: Larry Z’s Legends w/ Larry Zbyszko & Sid Vicious
  • Owen Hart vs. Keith Stark
  • CLIP: Vader/Hansen brawl (WrestleWar ’91 – 2.24.91)
  • PROMO: Stan Hansen
  • Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. Paul Lee & Magnum Force
  • CLIP: Ron Simmons & Butch Reed brawl (Pro – 3.16.91)
  • PROMO: Ron Simmons
  • Sting & El Gigante vs. Jim Boss & Jeff Sword

Read more[TV Review] Pro – 3.30.91

[TV Review] Main Event – 3.24.91

Commentator: Jim Ross

This week on Main Event Bobby Eaton teams up with a (very obvious) mystery partner to take on Terrance Taylor & Buddy Landell. Also on the show Brian Pillman continues his quest for revenge against the Horsemen by facing Barry Windham, The Young Pistols take on The State Patrol for what feels like the millionth time, and…not much more really. It’s only an hour after all.

CHAMPION ROLL-CALL

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant(?)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

THE LINEUP

  • Brian Pillman vs. Barry Windham (**1/2)
  • Dustin Rhodes vs. Chuck Coats
  • Dan Spivey vs. Scott Sandlin
  • The Young Pistols vs. The State Patrol
  • Bobby Eaton & ??? vs. Terrance Taylor & Buddy Landell

Read more[TV Review] Main Event – 3.24.91

[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.23.91

Commentators: Jim Ross & Paul E. Dangerously

This week on World Championship Wrestling we’ve got a big tag team match as Big Josh and Tommy Rich (and Ricky Morton?!?) take on World Champ Ric Flair and Barry Windham. Also on the show Owen Hart makes his second appearance, The One Man Gang makes a statement against Ranger Ross, and Dustin Rhodes shows us how NOT to turn down a job offer.

CHAMPION ROLL-CALL

  • WCW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair
  • WCW UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Total Package” Lex Luger
  • WCW WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson
  • WCW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Steiner Brothers (Rick & Scott Steiner)
  • WCW UNITED STATES TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant(?)
  • WCW WORLD SIX MAN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Ricky Morton, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich, & The Junkyard Dog

THE LINEUP

  • Big Josh & Tommy Rich vs. Ric Flair & Barry Windham (**1/4)
  • Sting vs. Lou Fabiano
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Sting
  • Dustin Rhodes & The Young Pistols vs. Dutch Mantell & The State Patrol (DUD)
  • The Junkyard Dog vs. Jim Boss
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: The Junkyard Dog
  • CLIP: Bobby Eaton vs. Terrance Taylor (WCW – 3.16.91)
  • Tom Zenk vs. Mike Thor
  • SEGMENT: Wrestling Wrap-Up w/ Gordon Solie
  • Owen Hart vs. Joe Cazana
  • PROMO: Nikita Koloff (from his “Dungeon”)
  • Lex Luger vs. Terry Bronson
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: Lex Luger
  • The Fabulous Freebirds vs. Larry Santo & Greg Sawyer
  • Terrance Taylor vs. Joey Maggs (**)
  • RINGSIDE INTERVIEW: The York Foundation
  • RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The Danger Zone w/ Theodore R. Long, Kevin Sullivan, & The One Man Gang
  • Ranger Ross vs. The One Man Gang (*)
  • Sid Vicious vs. Mike DeBacco

Read more[TV Review] World Championship Wrestling – 3.23.91